1715 The Riot Act took effect in England.
1779 Francis Scott Key was born in Carroll County, Maryland.
1819 Herman Melville was born in New York City.
1931 Ramblin’ Jack Elliott was born in Brooklyn, New York.
1838 Slavery was abolished in Jamaica.
1942 Jerome John “Jerry” Garcia was born in San Francisco.
1971 The Concert for Bangladesh, New York City.
1876 “Wild Bill” Hickok was shot and killed at a card table in Deadwood, South Dakota.
1924 Carroll O’Connor was born in Manhattan, New York.
1990 The Iraqi Army invaded Kuwait.
1997 William S. Burroughs died in Lawrence, Kansas at age 83.
1492 Cristóbal Colón set sail for India.
1958 Helga E. Stürmer Roessler and John O. Wilson were married.
1981 President Ronald Reagan fired PATCO union air traffic controllers.
2002 Terrapin Station – Grateful Dead Family Reunion at Alpine Valley in East Troy,
Wisconsin. (August 3-
1901 Louis Armstrong was born in New Orleans.
1100 Henry I crowned King of England in Westminster Abbey.
1906 John Huston was born in Nevada, Missouri.
1930 Neil Armstrong was born in Wapakoneta, Ohio.
1962 Marilyn Monroe was found dead in Los Angeles at age 36.
1984 Richard Burton died in Geneva, Switzerland at age 58.
1806 The Holy Roman Empire went out of existence as Emperor Francis II abdicated.
1809 Alfred Lord Tennyson was born in Somersby, Lincolnshire, England.
1945 First atomic bomb was dropped by the U.S. over Hiroshima, Japan.
1926 Stan Freberg was born in Pasadena, California.
1974 Richard Nixon announced his resignation as President of the United States, effective noon the next day.
1988 The "8888 Uprising" occurred in Burma.
1945 Second atomic bombing of Japan by the U.S. at Nagasaki.
1974 Richard Nixon resigned U.S. Presidency.
1995 Jerry Garcia died in Forest Knolls, California at age 53.
1675 Foundation stone laid of the Royal Greenwich Observatory in London.
1793 Musée du Louvre officially opened in Paris.
1821 Missouri was admitted as the 24th U.S. state.
1934 First prisoners arrived at Alcatraz Island.
1965 The Watts Riots broke out in Los Angeles.
2014 Robin Williams died in Paradise Cay, California at age 63.
1851 Isaac Singer got a sewing machine patent.
1881 American film director Cecil B. DeMille was born in Ashfield, Massachusetts.
2014 Lauren Bacall died in Manhattan, New York at age 89.
1831 Blue sun observed throughout U.S. South.
1899 Alfred Hitchcock was born in London.
1926 Fidel Castro was born in Cuba.
1952 Tom Davis was born in St. Paul, Minnesota.
2012 Helen Gurley Brown died in New York City at age 90.
1040 King Duncan I of Scotland was killed in battle against his first cousin and rival Macbeth.
1935 President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed the Social Security Act.
1941 David Crosby was born in Los Angeles.
1959 First satellite photo of Earth from space.
2001 Dr. Oscar Janiger, psychiatrist and LSD pioneer, died in Torrance, California at age 83.
778 Roland was killed by the Basques at the Battle of Roncevaux Pass in the Pyrenees.
1057 King Macbeth was killed by the forces of Máel Coluim mac Donnchada.
1769 Napoleon Bonaparte was born on Corsica.
1771 Walter Scott was born in Edinburgh, Scotland.
1912 Julia Child was born in Pasadena, California.
1945 A riot ensued in San Francisco while the city was celebrating the end of World War II.
1969 Woodstock began near Bethel, New York.
2012 Harry Harrison died.
1328 The House of Gonzaga seized power of the Duchy of Mantua.
1884 Hugo Gernsback was born in Luxembourg.
1888 T. E. Lawrence “of Arabia” was born in Wales.
1939 Last stage performance at the Hippodrome vaudeville hall in New York City.
1948 Babe Ruth died in New York City at age 53.
1977 Elvis Presley died in Memphis at age 42.
1786 Davy Crockett was born in Greene County, Tennessee.
1893 Actress Mae West was born in Brooklyn, New York.
1959 Kind of Blues by Miles Davis was released.
1587 Virginia Dare became the first English child born on American soil, on Roanoke Island.
2012 Scott McKenzie, American singer-
1839 Daguerreotype process divulged.
1848 Gustave Caillebotte was born in Paris.
1946 Bill Clinton was born in Hope, Arkansas.
1977 Groucho Marx died in Los Angeles at age 86.
1882 Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture debuted in Moscow.
1890 H. P. Lovecraft was born in Providence, Rhode Island.
1938 Lou Gehrig hit his 23rd career grand slam.
1821 Jarvis Island, South Pacific, discovered by the crew of the ship, Eliza Frances.
1983 Benigno S. Aquino, Jr. was assassinated at Manila International Airport.
2017 The next total solar eclipse that will be visible from North America.
565 Columba, an Irish abbot, reported seeing a monster in Loch Ness, Scotland.
1485 English King Richard III died in battle.
1851 Yacht America won First America’s Cup.
1862 French composer Achille-
1917 John Lee Hooker was born in Coahoma County, Mississippi.
1920 Ray Bradbury was born in Waukegan, Illinois.
1947 Donna Godchaux was born in Florence, Alabama.
1839 United Kingdom captured Hong Kong.
1946 Keith Moon was born in London.
2012 Jerry Nelson died in Cape Cod, Massachusetts at age 78.
79 Mount Vesuvius erupted, burying the Roman cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum.
1662 The Act of Uniformity required England to accept the Book of Common Prayer.
1899 Jorge Luis Borges was born in Buenos Aires.
1981 Mark David Chapman sentenced in New York to 20 years to life for slaying John Lennon.
2014 Earthquake at 3:20 AM measuring 6.0 -
79 Pliny the Elder died in Stabiae, Campania, Roman Empire at age 55-
1609 Galileo Galilei demonstrated his first telescope to Venetian lawmakers.
1910 Dorothea Tanning was born in Galesburg, Illinois.
1913 Cartoonist Walt Kelly was born in Philadelphia.
1918 Leonard Bernstein was born in Lawrence, Massachusetts.
1989 Voyager 2 passed Neptune.
2012 Neil Armstrong died in Cincinnati at age 82.
1789 The Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen was approved by the National Constituent Assembly of France.
1791 John Fitch was granted a United States patent for the steamboat.
1821 The University of Buenos Aires, Argentina was officially opened.
1883 The island volcano Krakatoa began erupting with increasingly large explosions.
1960 Bradford Marsalis was born in Breaux Bridge, Louisiana.
1981 Voyager 2 passed Saturn.
1877 Brigham Young died in Salt Lake City at age 76.
1912 Tarzan of the Apes was published.
1932 First public autogiro loop-
1859 The Carrington event (a geomagnetic solar storm) disrupted telegraph services and caused aurora brightly and clearly seen over the Earth’s middle latitudes.
1968 Police and anti-
1987 John Huston died in Middletown, Rhode Island at age 81.
1607 Strange noises heard in the London sky.
1786 Shays’ Rebellion began in Massachusetts.
1920 Charlie Parker was born in Kansas City, Kansas.
1966 The Beatles played their last live concert at Candlestick Park in San Francisco.
1797 Mary Shelley was born in London.
1908 Actor Fred MacMurray was born in Kankakee, Illinois.
1943 Cartoonist/musician R. Crumb was born in Philadelphia.
1945 Bob Welch was born in Los Angeles.
1946 First Foghorn Leghorn cartoon, Walky Talky Hawky, debuted.
1997 Diana, Princess of Wales, died in a car crash in Paris.
2002 Lionel Hampton died in New York City at age 94.
2006 The Scream, Edvard Munch’s stolen painting was recovered by Norwegian police.